After a variable summer hiatus, it is time to get back into the swing of things. It is time to look at my favorite newspaper front page of the week.
As always, I culled through the front pages shown at Newseum.org and picked my favorite.
So here it is:
New York Post
The New York post is a very sensationalist newspaper. It is known for its outlandish headlines.
It is in a tabloid format, and I have said on several occasions that I like the tabloid format because it creates more creative page designs and is more portable for readers to carry and enjoy.
On this occasion, though, I didn’t choose the Post for its design. I chose Monday’s edition for one of its front-page stories.
The headline — “SEXXX ED: Bronx teacher was a stripper – and a hooker” — is what caught my attention.
I’m a high school journalism teacher in western Kansas. So when I saw this headline, I had to read the full story because it blows my mind a former prostitute was not only hired to educate elementary school students, but she openly admits it.
Here is what the Post wrote:
“Calling herself a ‘for mer sex worker,’ the well-liked teacher has been shockingly up front about her past — posting online accounts of her sexcapades in Mexico and Lon don.
But in her boldest move, the 30-year-old posted an essay this month claiming she also had been a pros titute.
‘From October 2006 to January 2007, I accepted money in exchange for sexual services I provided to men I met online in what was then called the ‘erotic services’ section of Craigslist.org,’ wrote Petro on The Huffington Post, using her real name and picture.